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CraftNight LAB Moved to September 28th!

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We decided that we’d like to move the CraftNight LAB Owl Project to September 28th! 

Here’s all the info, same news, different date! Why? We realized that just under two weeks isn’t quite enough time to get the word out about this really awesome event that we can’t wait to do with you! We wanted to give you an extra week to get a friend to come on over and try this VIP experience, unique and not available anywhere else in the entire city of LA!

Read All About It Here and get your tickets!

 

 

Posted by on September 20, 2016 in SPECIAL EVENT!

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Assortment Crafts • September 14th, 2017

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This Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Assortment Crafts! Coloring or assemblage! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Akbar, for Successful Living!
>>>CraftNight LAB coming up September 21st! Earlier! Fancier! 12 Spots Available! Keep Reading… 

Variety is important to your creativity routine. Doing different crafts keeps your interest peaked and your mental and physical faculties SHARP! That’s why I’m offering up more treasures from the vault in September.

  • I’ve got some NEW coloring sheets I found that will turn your mind inside out with their exciting complexity!
  • There are also 3-D felt kits that are truly wondrous! The box makes the kit look like some tiny little thing, when in actuality, the project is the size of a small pillow! Amaze!
  • Also I’ve got some scratch canvases, some black velvet mini posters for coloring, and really just a lot of cool stuff.

September is the last month before we begin the last quarter of the year, so let’s savor these last weeks of summer before the equinox kicks in, as the tomato harvest dwindles, and the apples are at their tastiest. The lowriders have returned to cruise Whittier Boulevard, nocturnal urban skunks galumph up and down Echo Park’s neighborhood street curbs, and the churro man in Boyle Heights fries and distributes churros as he whistles the same tune his grandfather used to whistle.

CraftNight would like a moment to welcome the Rams back to LA, and their first game was just terrible, but whatever. If you don’t care about football, CraftNight would also like to welcome the brand new spire on Wilshire Grand Center, making it a whole 81 feet taller than the US Bank Building! If you don’t care about football or buildings, continue reading below, maybe something will catch your eye.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


 

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JUST IN TIME FOR IN FALL: CRAFTNIGHT LAB SEPTEMBER 21st ***12 TICKETS ONLY!*** 
 Starting 7pm, a FANCY early evening VIP craft experience with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, high-end supplies and step-by-step guidance by JP to make a beautiful fall owl note valet with felt flowers!  Find out more HERE!!! 

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SEPTEMBER 26th 2016 • AKBAR • 8pm to 10pm >>>> BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!! Six fifty cent sessions of Girls, boys, fall season balls, numbers, gambling, excitable yelling, cocktails, music, mirth! Tell us you’re on the way…

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Feminist Acting Class starting this Friday at the Womens Center for Creative Work
Feminist Acting Class is a series of experiments to determine if the form of an acting class can be made feminist, in addition to the content. Part art project, part intellectual experiment and part dynamic physical practice, Feminist Acting Class wants to expand the roles for women, transgender and nonbinary people in theatre and the way that we approach these roles. Taught by Gina Young: queer feminist playwright, director and performer whose work has been seen all over the US and Europe!
More Info

 

 

Posted by on September 13, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Multi-Variety Craft

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TONIGHT! Star Foam Door Hanger! September 7th, 2016

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TONIGHT! September 7th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Star-shape door hanger!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Live in your world. Play in ours!

We give away TONS of free information to social media sites, public spaces, and other places that have cookies, cameras, satellites, bugs, biometrics and god knows what else. NOT TONIGHT!!!! Keep people out or keep yourself in with a Star-shaped door hanger made by YOU at CraftNight!

CraftNight supports your right to have secret meetings, political thoughts, artistic ideas, experimental labs, subversive dance studios, wild sex dungeons, basically: exploring on your own time in your own space to be anything you want however you want to do it without anyone intruding on that process!

We have the doorknob hangers, they are foamy, friendly and fantastic. We will also have all the things for you to glue to it, so very many things! Lots of it is shiny, all of it is colorful.

Hang up your doorknob sign. Retreat into a space of your own and just be a person. You should support your fellow person’s wish to also not be monitored by you, and everyone else in the world. You can write “Come on in” or “Get the hell outta here and don’t bother me!”
It’s a step in the right direction, it costs 1/500th of the price of the new iPhone 7 and works a zillion times better.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


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BEACHES IS BACK! STARTING TOMORROW SEPT 8TH!!! 

LA Weekly chose us as a PICK OF THE WEEK!

It was 1988. The LA Dodgers were the World Series Champions, Rob and Fab of Milli Vanilli were exposed as lip syncing meatheads, and Presidential Candidate, George Bush kept repeating “Read my lips: No new taxes!”

And then Barbara Hershey and Bette Midler made a movie about friendship, feelings and farewells that made us all laugh, cry and drink!

ALLSTAR CAST: Linda Pinda, Nancy Kissam, Mike Rainey, Matt Stevens, & Josh Fielstra on keyboard!

Directed by Julianna (JP) Parr <<<< That’s ME, your Craft Captain, OMG!

CAVERN CLUB THEATER at Casita del Campo!

Learn more and get tickets NOW! 

 


COMING TO YOU  IN FALL: CRAFTNIGHT LAB SEPTEMBER 21st ***LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!*** 
An early evening craft experience with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, high-end supplies and step-by-step guidance by JP to make a beautiful fall owl centerpiece with felt flowers!  

 

Posted by on September 7, 2016 in Assembly Craft, EZ Craft

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TONIGHT! KitCrafts! Aug 31st, 2016

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TONIGHT! August 31st, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Kit Craft Crazy!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Like a Good Neighbor, Akbar is There! 

Unwind, relax, have a moment away from the rat race, and the rats. Unwind your mind with icy cocktails and cool crafts as we bid August a fond farewell and prepare for the next month. I have craft kits galore, they are pretty adorable, very 3-D, featuring woodland creatures, some of them foam, some of them felt, ALL of them darling!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


 

 

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 BEACHES IS BACK! FOUR SHOWS ONLY Starting September 8th! 

We had such an enthusiastic clamoring of “Please oh please bring it back” that we DID! Grab a chimichanga, a friend, a drink and then wander downstairs with another drink to catch some captivating, campy FUN! We’ve got it ALL: Music, HAIR, and outfits from 1988! Relive the magic, camp, and queer/lesbian backstory! Dance! Sequins! Tears!

ALLSTAR CAST: Linda Pinda, Nancy Kissam, Mike Rainey, Matt Stevens, & Josh Fielstra on keyboard!

Directed by Julianna (JP) Parr <<<< That’s ME, your Craft Captain, OMG!

CAVERN CLUB THEATER at Casita del Campo!

Learn more and get tickets NOW! 

 

 


COMING TO YOU  IN FALL: CRAFTNIGHT LAB SEPTEMBER 21st ***LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!*** 
 
An early evening craft experience with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, high-end supplies and step-by-step guidance by JP to make a finished project!

 

 

Posted by on August 31, 2016 in Multi-Variety Craft

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TONIGHT! Scratchy Fancy! • August 24th, 2016

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TONIGHT! August 24th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT. 
Project: Scratchy Fancy 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Sip the Good Times 

Carve your own path with scratchboards this week!
The world is NOT unchanging, fixed, rigid and unvarying, and neither are you. We’re doing scratch-n-reveal boards this week so that we can address “surface problems” and get to what’s really important.

These scratchboards come with a scratching tool, and a motif for you to follow along with, but disregarding the instructions is also lots of fun. One merely scrapes away the top layer of the board to reveal fun colors underneath! It’s a super easy craft, practically no assemblage required.

We shall literally scrape/scratch away the top layer doing this craft, but here what you can scratch/scrape away in a metaphorical sense:

  • Negative feelings you’re having about that bag of flavored chips you ate
  • Barky political pundits having tantrums on channel whatever
  • Anyone trying to get you to talk to them while you are sitting on the toilet
  • Argument about mayo vs. miracle whip on social media
  • Fears about infinity, clowns, tornadoes, public speaking, or sharks in the bathtub

People are always saying to “stop scratching” or “quick picking at it” but as you can see, this is not one of those nights. Scratch your scratch board, scratch at this stuff, discard or examine what you find, excavate and explore! Because face value is useful, but sometimes… you just gotta delve.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


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CraftNight is your friendly, weekly, arty opportunity to get to know yourselves and others through casual creative pursuit. But were you aware that CraftNight works under the umbrella of an arts non-profit called SparkleBlob? Underneath that umbrella are other happenings throughout the year, and our next endeavor approaches for the fall season, it’s called Gothtober.

The Gothtober Countdown Calendar is a curated time-release flash-based online museum of 31 works of art by 31 different contributors. The official run of the show is from October 1st to the 31st, a new piece being revealed with each day of the month.The best way to see what it is though, is by visiting it!

Gothtober is looking for contributors, and applications are open until August 29th! We’re looking for recipes, comics, tiny weird short films, music, slideshows, animations, crafts, performance, and whatever else you can think up! It’s kind of like entering a film festival, but the content is multimedia.

Every age group and every level of experience is welcome to be a part of this annual collection of virtual treats, and we’re always looking for new blood. Find out more below:

Visit the Official Gothtober Calendar

Visit the Gothtober FAQ

Apply for Gothtober TODAY!

MORE THANGS 

 

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NEXT WEEK I’m Hosting BET YER BOTTOM BINGO August 29th, 2016 • 8pm to 10pm • ELECTRIC MUUMUU BOOGALOO II 
BOOZE PRIZES: George Dickel and Virginia Black whiskeys, Patron XO Cafe Incendio, and a big ol’ bottle of Ketel One Oranje!!! Delicioso!!! SIX Action-Packed GAMES of Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze! We’ll be wearing fancy baggy muumuus to offset the high temperatures!

THIS SATURDAY! 
Ian MacKinnon’s Gay Wet Dreams to Save the World 
As society seems to become more violent, as oceans rise and economic disparity reaches new heights, performance activist MacKinnon follows his cock to look for gay solutions. Take a psychedelic sexual journey to discover some of the deeper meanings behind gay desire.
More Info HERE!

THIS SUNDAY! 
Gal Palace’s Rainbow Fish #12 
Ready for a relaxing Sunday evening hangout with low pressure and great vibes? Rainbowfish is back at Gal Palace!
ACTIVITIES : Games! Board games, Cards Against Humanity, Mario Kart! • Craft table: make collages, cards, & more • Beyoncé Lemonade stand outside! (there’s so much more, go read about it)
More info Here 


COMING TO YOU  IN FALL: CRAFTNIGHT LAB SEPTEMBER 21st ***LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!*** 
 
An early evening craft experience with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, high-end supplies and step-by-step guidance by JP to make a finished project!

 

 

Posted by on August 24, 2016 in EZ Craft

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